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Old 04-18-2009, 09:07 PM   #221
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Find a price on the same item. Its not like I give a **** though, my bar tab from last night was more, and the bottle of wine I just chugged. Now excuse me while I drive my Quattroporte in the hail because I'm THAT baller.
I believe that I might make something similar by much less money. My DIY exhaust manifold cost 40-50$
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:23 PM   #222
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I believe that I might make something similar by much less money. My DIY exhaust manifold cost 40-50$
i haz not tig.
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i haz not tig.
You just paid for it so no way back, next time you need to fabricate something simple, you can search for scraps and cut/bend with basic tools, then take the pieces to a friend with tig or a shop to weld them.
Easier if it's not aluminium but also doable. Just my thoughts.
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$100 seems good considering the time it would take for someone to make them. The average welder here makes $30-40+ an hour and I'm sure those took at least a couple of hours to make.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:16 AM   #225
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those are screaming for cheap fiberglass or kevlar or carbon manufacturing.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:20 AM   #226
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Mazda Comp sells or sold really nice ducted shields for sport brakes. Doppleganger has a pair.
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:59 PM   #227
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those are screaming for cheap fiberglass or kevlar or carbon manufacturing.
Oh well ****, let me just fire-up the autoclave...but I have to check with Adrian Newey to see if he's holding on to it.

Boundary engineering was talking about making these, but I've run out of time.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:05 PM   #228
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I think that's nice, functional, and not a killer price. Really, who the **** cares about $20-40 cheaper when it's something you needed...and now have in hand.

I've paid more for *****.


I still wonder what you're doing about ducting though. You seriously don't drive it in the rain?

To me the greatest drivers are the ones that excel in the wet...like this guy:

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He was an absolute magician in the rain.


Be a man, and let me know what you do about keeping water off rotor when you finally ball up.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:22 PM   #229
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Oh well ****, let me just fire-up the autoclave...but I have to check with Adrian Newey to see if he's holding on to it.

Boundary engineering was talking about making these, but I've run out of time.
no need for an autoclave on a non-race car. just slather some resin on there and wheeeee.
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:32 PM   #230
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I'm not done, yet:


with vertigo


I did roughly 4 layers to its probably stronger than the hood. Now I just have to smooth them out, paint them black on both sides, then put the hose on and rape.
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What is that stuff you are sealing it with? Looks like fiberglass..? Ill be stealing your idea soon.
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:20 PM   #232
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What is that stuff you are sealing it with? Looks like fiberglass..? Ill be stealing your idea soon.
Its fiber. I had to rivet the spoiler holes together with washers. It should work well. Oil cooler ducting 2.0 starts tomorrow.
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next week I'll post more:
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That pic also has vertigo. It is a straight pipe you're looking down into that bend. Looks like a swage up but it's not. At least not at this point. Double slips are going here.
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Jealous!
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Old 09-06-2009, 04:51 PM   #236
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oil cooler ducting. Its wrapped in foil so the wet fiberglass doesn't get anywhere. I'm going to cut a pretty hole in the bumper...hopefully this works.

I can't wait to get this **** finished so I can get the car repainted.
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trey, you putting screens on your brake air ducts to keep junk out?
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:56 AM   #238
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trey, you putting screens on your brake air ducts to keep junk out?
negative...that's the absolute worst thing you can do for airflow. Do I need to? I have little 2" hose because I thought it was appropriately sized...maybe I screwed up.

After working on Matt's car again tonight, I really want to copy his heat-exchanger set-up. I just need a fabricator and a check book.


Does anyone have tips on how I can make the hold stylish and attractive? I don't really want to cut the bumper, but necessity is the mother of invention. I still have not ruled out the possibility of cutting a scoop under the car and mounting the oil cooler parallel to the ground, behind the sway bar.
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I think i have more shots of my car with unused tires than something with a few miles. I'd like to drive this car one day.
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I think i have more shots of my car with unused tires than something with a few miles. I'd like to drive this car one day.
As of right now, my car is faster than yours.

When is the V-band setup supposed to come in?
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